While the current Maruti Swift has just received a mid-life refresh, the fourth-generation Suzuki Swift is slated for a global unveil in mid-2022. Today we have this rendering of the next-gen Swift in the top-spec Sport variant.
Maruti has just recently given the third-generation Swiftin India a facelift. That said, Suzuki will be unveiling the fourth-generation model of the hatchback by mid-2022 in Japan. The next-generation Swift will be underpinned by a revised version of the HEARTECT platform, and the new model is going to be an evolutionary update instead of a revolutionary one. Today we have this digital rendering that gives us a speculative idea of how the fourth-generation Swift could look like.
The picture above is a rendering of the fourth-generation Suzuki Swift in the Sport variant, not available in India. The Swift Sport already has a more aggressive design compared to the stock model in its current generation. Following on the lines, this rendering of the next-generation Swift sports an aggressive-looking front end with plenty of cuts and creases. The headlights look much sharper compared to the current-generation model thanks to new LED DRLs and chrome inserts inside the cluster. The upper section of the front grille continues into the headlights, splitting the cluster into two sections. The grille itself, along with the bumper, has been thoroughly redesigned. The front bumper now features a large air dam flanked by fog lamps on either side. The side profile of this next-generation Swift Sport looks largely similar to the current model, although it gets bigger flared wheel arches. The alloy wheels in this rendering are a new multi-spoke diamond-cut design. The rear profile of the next-generation Swift could come with revised taillights and bumper.
While the exterior of the next-generation Suzuki Swift is only an evolutionary design update, it is the interior that is expected to get more comprehensive changes. The new interior could feature a larger touchscreen infotainment system sitting on a new dashboard and a more feature-packed instrument cluster. Under the hood, the next-generation Swift is expected to continue with its 1.2-litre petrol engine globally. This powertrain features mild-hybrid tech, with both manual and automatic transmission options available. In international markets, the Swift Sport is powered by a larger 1.4-litre turbo petrol motor with 48 V mild hybrid assistance along with stiffer suspension and bigger brakes.
Under the hood, the next-gen Swift is expected to continue with its 1.2-litre petrol engine globally. This engine features mild-hybrid tech and comes paired with both manual and automatic gearbox. In international markets, the Swift Sport is powered by a larger 1.4-litre turbo petrol motor with 48 V mild hybrid assistance. It also gets a sportier suspension setup and better braking hardware.
Back here in India, the recently updated 2021 Maruti Swift is priced between Rs 5.73 lakh - Rs 8.41 lakh, ex-showroom. The hatchback gets a few cosmetic changes while new features such as cruise control, a coloured MID and auto-folding ORVMs have been added as well. The biggest change in the 2021 Swift is the new engine, the 1.2-litre four-pot K-Series Dual-Jet engine which also does duty on the Baleno. It makes peak power and torque figures of 90 PS and 113 Nm, respectively. The engine also comes with an idle start-stop function and can be mated to a 5-speed manual or a 5-speed AMT.